Ultimately Justice Directs ThemCraig Morgan Teicher
1 The soldiers are coming. The soldiers are coming to break America. The soldiers are dispatched from America and they are landing their boats on American shores. 2 Why are the soldiers coming? Not because they believe in what they were told but because they believe that ultimately justice directs them, that ultimately the right thing will happen. 3 We say they are the soldiers, but they are not: they have chains and moustaches and hairstyles and daughters and expressions on their faces that their mothers remember on the faces of the infants they were. 4 They are coming to break everything down to basics: America has become too frumpy for its pants. Its health care system cares not for health. 5 Its laws are more paper. 6 Its schools are more paper. 7 Its schools are brick and paper. 8 The soldiers are yellow ribbon. 9 America looks at itself and sees itself, not America. 10 Itself looks at itself and calls what it sees America. 11 America has begun calling everything America no matter what. 12 Now more than ever. 13 Operation America. Operation With Extra Cheese. Operation With Fries With That. Operation No Child Left Behind. Operation Enduring Cheesburger. Operation Regurgitated Eagle. Operation Prince of Freedom. Operation All Night Long. Operation Perhaps. Operation No Really. 14 — 15 The soldiers are here. 16 Operation Big Time Pause. 17 Operation Please And Thank You. 18 Operation Paper. Operation No More Stars. 19 The Solders are wearing yellow ribbons in support of the return of the regular guy. 20 The soldiers are on TV right outside the door. 21 They are knocking—change the channel. 22 Operation America Go! Operation Yes! Operation OK, OK. Operation Every Man for himself and best of luck to the women and kids. 23 — 24 By part 24 it is already done.
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